I odered the books ONE and Zero a few months back and finally got around to using ONE of them. I had heard a lot about these books but I was still pleasantly surprised with the powerful message behind ONE. If you don't already have this book in your counseling library I would definitely recommend it! ONE has a great message of inclusion, empowerment, and tolerance. This book does a great job of teaching elementary students the power of ONE person. In the story, Blue is the quiet, passive color who is bullied by hot headed Red. The other colors are bystanders, who don't like the way Red it treating Blue, but don't stand up for him. Every time Red bullies Blue and no ONE speaks up, Red grows larger and more powerful. Finally, the number ONE stands up to Red and teaches all of the colors that everyone counts.
You can purchase ONE HERE.
You can find three different lessons to go along with ONE at welcomingschools.org. You can find discussion questions to go along with ONE and ZERO HERE and worksheets to supplement the story HERE. There is also a fun demonstration using food coloring HERE.
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